Exercise #505: Craft
Today, let’s review something basic - point of view.
Each point of view (POV) has strengths and weaknesses, and we seem to quickly find we have a favorite.
I found a very good article on POV here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrative_mode
For this exercise, write up the following scene in two different points of view.
A waitress takes the meal order at a table in a restaurant.
You may switch between the characters, if you like, but I think you’ll get more out of the exercise if you do not. I’d recommend sticking with the waitress or one of her customers. I leave it up to you to determine how many people - and who they are - are ordering.
When you’ve written your scenes, you may choose to share anything you’ve learned in a short summary.
Critiquers, along with the usual grammar, spelling, etc, review, consider these questions:
* Was this piece helpful to you as a writer?
* Why or why not?
Word limit: 450 each POV piece, 200 for the summary
Please use the subject line
SUB: Exercise #505/yourname